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June 1, 2017 by Re'na Garcia | Flourish - Ministry Wives
My husband and I are partners in ministry. We are both called to full-time ministry, and we both love to serve. In ministry, we have had to wear a lot of hats. We are expected to attend every service and even be early. Generally, we are also the last to leave. I often find myself busy with basic...
May 29, 2017 by Kathy Ferguson Litton | Flourish - Ministry Wives
The internet is watching us. We are increasingly becoming aware that the internet knows us too well. It even knows what we read in our Bibles. In 2014, Amazon released data it secured by watching us. Not only does Amazon see what we read on our Kindles, it also sees what we highlight. Amazon’s...
May 25, 2017 by Amy Corbin | Church Planting | Flourish - Ministry Wives
When our family moved from Texas to the Pacific Northwest 10 years ago to be church planters, we felt prepared for the sacrifice and costs that would come our way. My husband and I had been in ministry for several years and had already stepped out in faith several times; we knew some sacrifice...
May 22, 2017 by Katie Orr | Flourish - Ministry Wives
My kids love to make chocolate milk. When they pour chocolate syrup in the milk, the glass clearly shows the chocolate-infused milk; it's a cup full of white with a big brown blob at the bottom. They usually forget the last step to making chocolate milk—stirring! But if they do insert the spoon...
May 18, 2017 by Kathy Ferguson Litton | Flourish - Ministry Wives
When my mother died, I held on to the worn, dingy safety belt that adorned her waist for the last eight years of her life. A stroke and series of other brain incidents made her a fall risk. While she primarily existed in a wheel chair for the remainder of her life, she always wore this belt,...
May 15, 2017 by Kathy Ferguson Litton | Flourish - Ministry Wives
C..S Lewis wrote The Screwtape Letters in February 1942. He penned a series of fictitious letters between Screwtape, a senior demon and his nephew Wormwood, a demon-in-training. The Screwtape Letters consists of advice in tempting a Christian (known as “the Patient”) away from God (known as "the...
May 11, 2017 by Holly Shivers | Flourish - Ministry Wives
Elisabeth Elliot once said, “It takes guts to be a mom.” (I am told that she spelled out the word- G-U-T-S - so as not to utter it. She was the most endearing!) As a mom of four and the daughter of the greatest mother on earth, these words certainly ring true. Allow me to encourage you moms this...
We need your help Blog Post
May 8, 2017 by Katie Orr | Flourish - Ministry Wives
The Flourish blog exists to serve and support you as you minister to your church, family and community. We are continually evaluating and looking for better ways to bring you content that encourages, emboldens and equips you for the mission ahead. As we seek to do this with excellence, we'd love...
May 4, 2017 by Susie Hawkins | Flourish - Ministry Wives
A peaceful heart leads to a healthy body; but jealousy is like cancer in the bones. —Proverbs 14:30, NLT Recently, we looked at the comparison game and how detrimental it is to our spiritual and emotional health. One of the dangers of playing this game (and continuing to feel "less than") is...
May 1, 2017 by Jill Waggoner | Flourish - Ministry Wives
Until a few months ago, emotional health sounded like hogwash to me, like the luxurious self-reflection allotted to those with discretionary means and discretionary time. I thought I had no need to pursue such things, but in reality, I was trying to keep my head above water. Serving those around...